So you bought a kit full of essential oils, pinned tons of ideas for them that you totally meant to do, and then adulting got in your way and you forgot all about it.
Now all those little bottles are shoved in a cabinet somewhere and you’re feeling bad that you wasted the money.
I’m not here to tell you that essential oils are magic in a bottle, so if you really used yours and felt like they didn’t work for you, I’m not going to try to convince you that you’re doing it wrong.
But if you legit got busy and couldn’t find a way to work essential oils into your routine, here’s a couple of suggestions to make the most of your kit.
First, get them out of the cabinet. As long as they’re out of sight, you’ll never remember that you planned on using them. There’s actually a little stand on the back of the tray that your oils came in that lets you display your whole collection. If you pop that tray out of the box, you’ll see what I mean.
Set them up someplace where you’ll see them every day and remember your good intentions.
Next, download the Reference Guide for Essential Oils app. If you need a quick reminder about how to use a certain oil or if you need to know which oil to use for a specific problem, this app is the easiest resource.
3 Ways to Use Your Essential Oils Every Day
Before You Apply Your Makeup
Grab your bottle of Frankincense out of your kit and put it wherever you keep your makeup. Add 1-2 drops in your hand to your face cream or primer each morning.
Frankincense essential oil is a natural astringent, so it can help tighten and tone your skin. It’s also helpful for uneven skin tones or redness, according to the Journal of Traditional and Complimentary Medicine.
In a Roller Bottle
There are endless combinations of oils that are great for roller bottles.
(Roller bottles are just little glass bottles with a roller in the top that lets you roll an oil onto your skin).
I roll Valor on my wrists around lunchtime every day to keep my mood balanced through the afternoon. Here’s a whole list of recipes for you to try. Grab a few bottles (my favorite shop is Wood + Oils #notanad) and make some rollers to keep in your purse, desk drawer, or nightstand.
Maybe the easiest way to use your oils more often is in the diffuser. Try 4-5 drops of Lavender, Cedarwood, White Angelica, or Dreamcatcher in your diffuser at bedtime and see if your sleep improves.
If you’re battling stuffiness, the extra moisture coming from the diffuser may help you breathe easier, too. Try adding a few drops of RC or Raven for additional support.
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